Happy holidays everyone! During this holiday season it’s almost impossible not to enjoy the delicious feasts, cakes and desserts with family and friends. So to help you maintain your weight loss during this holiday season I’m going to give you two phenomenal recipes that are low-carb and low in sugar.
The recipes are for my favorite Oreo and cream cheesecake and one of my favorite cookie recipes. And please remember that In our Philadelphia Medical Weight Loss Program and our Bucks County Medical Weight Loss Program our goal is to have you enjoying lots of good healthy delicious food while you are losing weight and improving your health. If you are new to our weight loss program and would like more information just call us and schedule your free medical what was consultation at 215-321-7336 and Lisa will set up your free consultation for you. Once again happy holidays and here are those great recipes I told you about.
If you need help achieving your weight loss goals I invite you to call us and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation at 215-821-7336. Call now and Lisa will be glad to schedule your free consultation for you.
Biscotti Low Carb & Gluten Free
- 1 large egg
- Swerve – ⅓ cup
- stevia extract – ¼ tsp
- butter – ¼ cup
- vanilla extract, sugar free – ½ tsp
- almond flour – 1 and ¾ cups
- xanthan gum – ¼ tsp
- unsweetened cocoa – ½ cup
- baking soda – ½ tsp
- salt – ¼ tsp
- cinnamon – 1 tsp
- Optional items include chopped nuts and sugar free chocolate chips
First we should preheat our oven to 325 F. Then in a bowl, stir or blend together the eggs, butter, vanilla extract, swerve and stevia. In another bowl stir together the remaining ingredients until they are mixed nicely. Then combine the ingredients of both bowls and you can add the sugar free chocolate chips and the nuts if you would like to.
Mold this into a nice big dough ball. Next grease a cookie sheet and spread the dough out and form your typical biscotti. Next we bake this for about 25 minutes, just until it’s slightly browned. Take it out of the oven and decrease the temperature to 275 F. Allow the biscotti to cool down for about 14 minutes and cut it into strips that are approximately one half inch wide. Then put the individual biscotti on their side onto the cookie sheet and bake them for another 25 – 30 minutes, or for as long as to takes for them to cook to a nice crispness.
This recipes makes about 15 biscotti and each has approx 2 grams of carbohydrates.
Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Low Carb
- Low carbohydrate chocolate cookies – one pound (the above cookie recipe is perfect for this)
- butter – ½ cup
- cream cheese – 8 ounces
- Swerve – ⅔ cup
- stevia extract – ½ tsp
- heavy cream – 1 cup
- eggs – 6 large
- coconut flour – 2 tbsps
- vanilla extract – sugar free – 2 tbsps
This is a really fantastic recipe. To start just take a 9 inch spring form pan and grease it. Then preheat your oven to 350°F. Next break up your cookies into very tiny crumbs. You can use your hands or just use your food processor to do this. Divide your cookie crumbs into two separate bowls and stir one half into your melted butter. You are going to take this butter and cookie crumb mixture and line the bottom of your springform pan with it.
After doing this place the pan in your refrigerator. Next you want to blend together your swerve, whipping cream and cream cheese. Make sure that you use a large bowl for this. When it’s nice and smooth you can add the vanilla, coconut flour and eggs and stir everything until it’s creamy smooth. Then take your springform pan out of the refrigerator and pour half of your cream cheese mixture over top of the crust. Then take the other half of your cookie crumbs and pour that over top and then just pour the rest of the creamy mixture over top of that. Next place this in the oven and let it bake for about an hour or so. You want to bake it for as long as it takes for the center to become very firm.
Finally take the cheesecake out of the oven and let it cool down. Personally I like to let it cool down for at least one hour and then you can remove it from the pan. For the best tasting cheesecake I like to leave it in the refrigerator until the next day. This is one of those recipes where there cake will actually taste better the next day. This recipe makes 12 servings each of them having about 3 – 4 grams of carbohydrates.
If you need help achieving your weight loss goals I invite you to call us and schedule your free medical weight loss consultation at 215-821-7336. Call now and Lisa will be glad to schedule your free consultation for you. Happy holidays and I hope you enjoy these recipes is much as I do.